Actor | He is a director and producer, known for Superman (1978), Ladyhawke (1985) and Lethal Weapon (1987). He was born into a family of modest means, his father being an insurance salesman; but he was nonetheless sent off to private schools to obtain a good education. As a result of his father's career in the British... Samuel Alexander Mendes was born on August 1, 1965 in Reading, England, UK to parents James Peter Mendes, a retired university lecturer, and Valerie Helene Mendes, an author who writes children's books. This athletically built, dark-haired American actor/screenwriter/director may never be mentioned by old-school film critics in the same breath as, say, Richard Burton or Alec Guinness; however, movie fans worldwide have been flocking to see Stallone's films for over 30 years, making "Sly" one of ... Roger Spottiswoode was born on January 5, 1945 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. He has an older sister, Shelley Parker. They have two children. She is a director, known for Somewhere (2010), Lost in Translation (2003), and Marie Antoinette (2006). Degree in Theatre/Theater Direction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ... Bernardo Bertolucci, the Italian director whose films were known for their colorful visual style, was born in Parma, Italy. He has been married to YaÃ«l Boon since December 26, 2003. UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that the Uttar Pradesh government held several discussions with producers, directors, actors and other experts related to film industry regarding the proposed world-class film city in the state. His main interest growing up was motorbikes, and for a while he harbored ambitions to race professionally. He already showed amazing creativity as a youth, writing early drafts of The Big Blue (1988) and The Fifth Element (1997), as an adolescent bored in ... Tony Scott was a British-born film director and producer. His parents were Jewell Mae (Risley), an art teacher, and Paul Eual Lasseter, a parts manager at a Chevrolet dealership. He most recently directed Disney.Pixar's critically-acclaimed "Coco", which received the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and Best Song.As the director of Disney.Pixar's "Toy Story 3," Lee was also awarded an ... After training as a painter (he storyboards his films as full-scale paintings), Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director, eventually making his directorial debut with Sanshiro Sugata (1943). Joe and Myra were Vaudevillian comedians with a popular, ever-changing variety act, giving Keaton an eclectic and interesting upbringing. He died on September 23, 1987 in Washington, District of Columbia... Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a bond salesman and later manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. His family moved to Montana in 1951, eventually settling in Oakland, California. A day after meeting Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, Adityanath today met film producer and director Subhash Ghai, producer Boney Kapoor, director Tigmanshu Dhulia, actor and director Satish Kaushik, director … He is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He is one of the primary ... Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to parents William Branagh, a plumber and carpenter, and Frances (Harper), both born in 1930. He has been married to Anne Rothenstein since 1992. During his late teen years, he went to Thomas Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He is a director and producer, known for 127 Hours (2010), 28 Days Later... (2002) and Slumdog Millionaire (2008). Dance typically plays assertive bureaucrats or villains. Described by film producer Michael Deeley as "the very best eye in the business", director Ridley Scott was born on November 30, 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (then County Durham). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is ... Mamoru Oshii is a Japanese filmmaker, television director and screenwriter. He received the Jury's and Producers' Awards at the International Student Film Fest in Munich and won the 1st Prize at the Tel Aviv Film Fest. He was one of the first of the "video store" generation of film-makers. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Apollo 13 (1995) to the hit comedies Parenthood (1989) and Splash (1984), he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films.Howard ... Takashi Miike was born in the small town of Yao on the outskirts of Osaka, Japan. After seven independent productions he had his first success with Sisters (1972) and his voyeuristic style. Next, when he helmed ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. This might involve hiring actors who will work for lower pay, asking family members or friends to help out with some of the behind-the-scenes … He is known for producing such films as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000) and for directing the crime thriller, Layer Cake (2004), the fantasy epic, Stardust (2007), the superhero comedy, Kick-Ass (2010), and the ... Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, Essex, England. He is a director and producer, known for Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Philomena (2013) and Dirty Pretty Things (2002). He was married to Gwen Verdon, Joan McCracken and Mary Ann Niles. His work won... Louis Leterrier was born on June 17, 1973 in Paris, France. Director Apologizes for Trash Talking Actor's "Tiny Apartment" During Zoom Audition "I know it's a shitty apartment. A Film Director is essentially a jack-of-all trades who juggles multiple responsibilities. Actors usually make good directors because they get a hands-on crack at filmmaking, and know what their fellow actors go through. in 1987 he started a comedy sketch group for television called Les Nuls which developed a cult following.His acting career led to four Cesar awards for ... Nicole Garcia was born on April 22, 1946 in Oran, France. Read 23-09-2020 THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN wins two Awards at Venice International Film Festival Read 28-07-2020 THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN selected at Venice IFF (Orizzonti Competition) Read 07-01-2020 … Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.In January of... James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. Action film is a film genre in which the protagonist or protagonists are thrust into a series of events that typically include violence, extended fighting, physical feats, rescues and frantic chases. When he directed The Mask of Zorro (1998), the movie earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and launched the international careers of Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Jean Yanne was born on July 18, 1933 in Les Lilas, Seine [now Seine-Saint-Denis], France as Jean Roger GouyÃ©. Within a few years, Kurosawa had achieved sufficient stature to allow him greater... Gore Verbinski, one of American cinema's most inventive directors who was a punk-rock guitarist as a teenager and had to sell his guitar to buy his first camera, is now the director of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) which made the industry record for highest opening weekend of ... Matthew Vaughn is an English film producer and director. He created music videos for Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Lionel Richie, Wilson Phillips, Donny Osmond and Divinyls. There, his father taught English ... Kurt Vogel Russell on March 17, 1951 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Louise Julia Russell (nÃ©e Crone), a dancer & Bing Russell, an actor. A director is the person who directs the making of a film. Menu. While he was still at a very young age, his family moved to ... Andrew Lau Wai-Keung was born in Hong Kong in 1960, and has been fond of photography as a child. His father, Milton Cronenberg, was a journalist and editor, and his mother, Esther (Sumberg), was a piano player. A director once said, “directing is 90% casting.” But was it Robert Altman, John Ford, Elia Kazan, Martin Scorsese…? He is an actor and director, known for Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), Ellie Parker (2005) and Tank Girl (1995). Lilly was educated at Kellogg Elementary School in Chicago, before moving on to Whitney M. Young High School. Born in either 1885 or 1888, his parents were John Wm. In his senior year, he and Jill ... Charles Robert Redford, Jr. was born on August 18, 1936, in Santa Monica, California, to Martha (Hart), from Texas, and Charles Robert Redford, an accountant for Standard Oil, who was originally from Connecticut. If Harry Potter were made today: the adult cast. Noted for drawing out the best dramatic performances from his actors, he directed 21 actors to Oscar nominations, resulting in nine wins. He is of English, Scottish, Cornish, and Irish ancestry. His father was of Swedish and Irish descent, and his mother was of Italian ancestry. In the 1940s he worked on a variety of subjects, including the hugely popular wartime romance Suicide Squadron (1941), set to Richard Addinsell's rousing "Warsaw Concerto". Born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, Harold Allen Ramis got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. In his senior year, he and Jill ... Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird is an American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and occasional voice actor, known for both animated and live-action films. By 1930, ... Roland Emmerich is a German film director and producer of blockbuster films like The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Godzilla (1998), Independence Day (1996) and The Patriot (2000). Das blaue Licht - Eine Berglegende aus den Dolomiten. He did well, but decided he ... Danny Boyle was born on October 20, 1956 in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, England as Daniel Francis Boyle. Please Note: In rare cases (such as the Wachowski's), two entries can count as one. Sherman, a theatrical producer (1855-1924), and Julia Gray Sherman, an actress and daughter of actress Kate Gray.In 1905... Actor | Those short movies were animation horror films he made using old dolls, artist dummies, and the general art room clutter.After studying in Cambridge University he got into Granada ... Luc Besson spent the first years of his life following his parents, scuba diving instructors, around the world. Laurence Kerr Olivier was born in Dorking, Surrey, England, to Agnes Louise (Crookenden) and Gerard Kerr Olivier, a High ... John G. Avildsen was born on December 21, 1935 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as John Guilbert Avildsen. Robert Rodriguez Producer | El mariachi Robert Anthony Rodriguez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, USA, to … He ... Satoshi Kon was born in 1963. His parents were both of half English and half Irish ancestry. He was the son of Emma Jane (Whelan; 1863 - 1942) and East End greengrocer William Hitchcock (1862 - 1914). Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood.He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer.Depp was raised in Florida. John Cassavetes was a Greek-American actor, film director, and screenwriter. His father, Carmine Coppola, was a composer and musician. MaÃ¯wenn (sometimes credited as MaÃ¯wenn Besco or her birth name MaÃ¯wenn Le Besco, born 17 April 1976) is a French actress, film director and screenwriter.MaÃ¯wenn was born as MaÃ¯wenn Le Besco in Les Lilas, Seine-Saint-Denis, France. Some directors come to the craft after working on film and/or television sets as writers or actors. His father, named Carlos Luis de Funes de Galarza, was a former lawyer of Seville, Spain, who became a diamond cutter. Restlessly he worked on big projects with the ... A whiz-kid with special effects, Robert is from the Spielberg camp of film-making (Steven Spielberg produced many of his films). Alex Proyas has moved effortlessly between helming TV commercials and music videos to feature films. He was a director and editor, known for Rocky (1976), The Karate Kid Part III (1989) and Rocky V (1990). Actor | One of the most influential personalities in the history of cinema, Steven Spielberg is Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. As a young boy... Catherine Breillat is a Paris based filmmaker and writer who became famous for her distinctively personal films on sexuality, gender trouble and sibling rivalry. Under European Union law, the director is viewed as the author of the film. He planned to become a professional racecar ... A student of London's International Film School, Michael Mann began his career in the late 70s, writing for TV shows like Starsky and Hutch (1975). He has been married to Amanda Jean Schmidt since December 27, 1992. Brought to America as an infant, he settled with his family in Los Angeles and attended Hollywood High ... Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His first projects after film school were in the music video business. Todd Haynes : "J’ai repris le livre de Barthes, Fragments d’un … During the 1920s, he briefly considered the possibility of becoming an accountant like his father before finding ... Xiaogang Feng was born in 1958 in Beijing, China. At 15, he wrote the music for Don Dohler's Nightbeast (1982). He is an actor and writer, known for Jeszcze dalej niz Pólnoc (2008), Joyeux Noel (2005) and Agentka specjalnej troski (2016). While with that company he was Charles ... John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939, in Weston-Super-Mare, England, to Muriel Evelyn (Cross) and Reginald Francis Cleese. He began making films at age ten and went on to attend the Australian Film Television and ... American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Walsh was also an actor: He appeared in the first version of W. Somerset Maugham's "Rain" renamed Sadie Thompson (1928) opposite Gloria Swanson in the title role. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. 10 Legendary Film Directors Who Were Also Actors. Prachya Pinkaew was born on September 2, 1962. Some first-time film directors can be a little timid when it comes time to directing actors, but great actors actively want feedback and guidance. Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's greatest animation directors. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies,... Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. Je suis très "peintre" dans mon travail. Initially an indie film favorite, actor Jon Favreau has progressed to strong mainstream visibility into the millennium and, after nearly two decades in the business, is still enjoying character stardom as well as earning notice as a writer/producer/director.The amiable, husky-framed actor with the ... Bryan Singer was born on September 17, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA as Bryan Jay Singer. Yogi Adityanath holds discussion with producers, directors, actors to build world-class film city in UP Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that the Uttar Pradesh government held several discussions with producers, directors, actors and other experts related to film industry regarding the proposed world-class film … AstÃ©rix & ObÃ©lix: Mission ClÃ©opÃ¢tre. Queer Palm du Festival de Cannes 2015. Movies. Actors. It is a suburban area East of Paris. (née Cross) and Philip Cullen Bird. He is a director and producer, known for Hero (2002), House of Flying Daggers (2004) and Curse of the Golden Flower (2006). Actors usually make good directors … He was previously ... Born in Shanghai and Cambridge-educated, Terence Young began in the industry as a scriptwriter. He convinced her that the way forward was to convert the shop into a bookmakers and before long they'd moved to a semi detached house. Celebs. Director, writer, producer and composer Tom Tykwer was born in 1965 in Wuppertal, Germany. He was originally paired up with Dean Martin in 1946, forming the famed comedy team of Martin and Lewis... Eugene Curran Kelly was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the third son of Harriet Catherine (Curran) and James Patrick Joseph Kelly, a phonograph salesman. After watching Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) as a child, Guy realized that what he wanted to do was make films. He was hired in ... Kirk Wise was born on August 24, 1963 in San Francisco, California, USA. Un jour j'ai eu une grande discussion avec George Cukor qui faisait une conférence et qui me disait détester l'expression "film … At school ... David Fincher was born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, and was raised in Marin County, California. Bird was born in Kalispell, Montana, the youngest of four children of Marjorie A. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. He was a director and editor, known for Rocky (1976), The Karate Kid Part III (1989) and Rocky V (1990). He subsequently worked at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) from 1981-1983. He was an actor and writer, known for The Sucker (1965), The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (1973) and La Grande Vadrouille (1966). Monty Python and the Holy Grail. He is a director and producer, known for 48 Hrs. Hoping that a change of scenery would ... Yimou Zhang was born on November 14, 1951 in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. My Favourite Films (rated 8-10) in chronological order, My Favourite Films of the 2010's (So far). His mother, named Leonor Soto Reguera, was of Spanish and Portugese extraction.Young Louis... Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American screenwriter, director, comedian, and actor. His mother, Chris Anne (nÃ©e Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. With... Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. A film director also has the responsibility of handling most of the budgetary concerns of a film. It works for directors, too, especially those who got their start in a. He was a drama disciple of Seki Sano--a Japanese teacher, classmate of Lee Strasberg with Konstantin Stanislavski in Russia--and ... One of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 in Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is Irish, English, Dutch, German, and French. He died on June 16, 2017 in ... Tonie Marshall was the daughter of French actress Micheline Presle and American actor/director William Marshall, who appeared in such '40s and '50s films as Knute Rockne All American (1940). At the age of 18 he went to study at the film school in Yokohama founded by renowned director Shôhei Imamura, ... Stephen Frears was born on June 20, 1941 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Stephen Arthur Frears. Born to Greek parents in Egypt, Proyas relocated to Australia with his family when he was three years old. When he was nine, his family ... Julie Delpy was born in Paris, France, in 1969 to Albert Delpy and Marie Pillet, both actors.She was first featured in Jean-Luc Godard's Detective (1985) at the age of fourteen. He dropped ... Louis Germain David de FunÃ¨s de Galarza was born on July 31, 1914, in Courbevoie, France. He is known for his work on The Long Goodbye (1973), On Golden Pond (1981) and Hollywood Ending (2002). Sydney Pollack was an Academy Award-winning director, producer, actor, writer and public figure, who directed and produced over 40 films. He never attended film school, saying that the work of film school graduates was boring and ... Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. He is an actor and director, known for Amélie (2001), La Haine (1995) and The Fifth Element (1997). She was the daughter of Marjorie (Ward), a tap dance teacher, and Anthony "Tony" Marshall, an industrial film director. Enterprise.Shatner was born ... Das blaue Licht - Eine Berglegende aus den Dolomiten, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Tout le monde il est beau, tout le monde il est gentil, Everybody He Is Nice, Everybody He Is Beautiful, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. List of female film and television directors; List of Spaghetti Western directors; References This page was last edited on 26 November 2020, at 22:38 (UTC). His grandparents were involved in the entertainment business, having managed the local Amateur Operatic ... Pierre Ãtaix was born on November 23, 1928 in Roanne, Loire, France as Pierre LÃ©on Ãtaix. He was married to Jacqueline RenÃ©e Guellerin... AgnÃ¨s Jaoui was born on October 19, 1964 in Antony, Hauts-de-Seine, France. Edgar Howard Wright (born 18 April 1974) is an English director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. Meanwhile, I began to coach film directors and actors in my own workshops. His parents worked for the Pacifica Radio station KPFK-FM and ... Zach Braff was born and raised in South Orange, New Jersey, to Anne Hutchinson (Maynard), a clinical psychologist, and Harold Irwin Braff, a trial attorney. Film director: David Freyne; Actors: Ellen Page; Sam Keeley; Genres: Drama; Horror; Show movie page News. From his childhood, Raimi was a fan of the cinema and, before he was ten-years-old, he was out making ... Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter, best known for action and science fiction films. Tommy Lee Jones was born in San Saba, Texas, the son of Lucille Marie (Scott), a police officer and beauty shop owner, and Clyde C. Jones, who worked on oil fields. MaÃ¯wenn is of mixed Breton, ... After working in vaudeville, on the stage and in early movies, Richard Thorpe launched his directing career in 1923. She was previously married to Jean-Pierre Bacri. He planned to become an architect, but decided instead to study animation at CalArts, where he studied for three years. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi. The 23 best film directors in the world today From The Master to Holy Motors, this autumn promises to be a strong season for director-led cinema. Additionally, while working … He is married to Jane Herman. He directed what are regarded as some of the greatest films of the time, such as The Battle of the Rails (1946), Forbidden Games (1952) and The Day and the Hour (1963). The German Tom Tykwer first came to the wider world's attention with the ever so slightly mental Run Lola Run, which follows a race against time for the titular Lola to get money for her boyfriend.He also impresses with Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer, but the highlight of his career (artistically, if not financially) is undoubtedly Cloud Atlas, in which he collaborates with Andy and Lana Wachowski to create one of the most unique movies of the last 20 years. Le fabuleux destin d'AmÃ©lie Poulain. Levinson graduated from high school in 1960, attended college at American University in Washington, DC. He was married to DaniÃ¨le Delorme. He learned comedy, singing and dancing from famed comedian SenzaburÃ´ Fukami. At school ... Oscar-winning director John Schlesinger, who was born in London, on February 16, 1926, was the eldest child in a solidly middle-class Jewish family. Shadyac received his master's degree in film from UCLA in 1989 after completing the critically acclaimed short, Tom, Dick and Harry. Ang graduated from the National Taiwan College of Arts in 1975 and then came to the U.S. to receive a B.F.A. He is considered a pioneer of American independent film, as he often financed his own films.Cassavetes was born in New York City in 1929 to Nicholas John Cassavetes (1893-1979) and his wife, Katherine Demetre (1906-1983). Some of his most high-profile roles are Tywin Lannister in HBO's Game of Thrones (2011), Guy Perron in The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Sardo Numspa in The Golden Child (1986),... Hal Roach hired him in the early 20's as a comedian called Paul Parrott but his talent was as a film director.
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